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OHIO 2017

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73 w w w . o h i o h a s i t . c o m SOUTHEAST MEMBERS DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS CAMBRIDGE/GUERNSEY COUNTY VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU 800-933-5480 visitguernseycounty.com Contact: Dixie Wyler groups@visitguernseycounty.com Located in Southeast Ohio, Cambridge/ Guernsey County offers exciting and afford- able experiences for your groups. Take a safari adventure at the Wilds or a hands- on tour through a glass museum or factory. Marvel at the pageantry of the Living Word Outdoor Drama, meet Coal Miner Dave at the history museum or stroll through Dickens Victorian Village. COSHOCTON VISITORS BUREAU 740-622-4877 visitcoshocton.com Contact: Mindy Brems director@visitcoshocton.com Coshocton is home to Historic Roscoe Village and the Monticello III Horse Drawn Canal Boat Ride, allowing visitors to expe- rience life in a restored 1800's canal-era town. Enjoy quaint shops, restaurants and Living History activities. While in Coshocton, visit the Three Rivers Wine Trail, Pearl Valley Cheese and Unusual Junction. HOCKING HILLS TOURISM ASSOCIATION 740-385-2750 explorehockinghills.com Contact: Karen Raymore kraymore@explorehockinghills.com The Hocking Hills are Ohio's Natural Crown Jewels and the ideal destination for active groups seeking outdoor activities, authentic artists and craftsmen, fun and FREE festivals and unique accommodations. The region has several lodges suited to groups up to 40 and providing a private resort experience. ZANESVILLE-MUSKINGUM COUNTY CVB 740-455-8282 visitzanesville.com Contact: Lori Kappes lkappes@zmchamber.com Adventure awaits you in Zanesville-Muskingum County! Take a Safari Tour at the Wilds, or a relaxing cruise along the Muskingum River aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler. Take in the history of the area at one of the many historic sites and museums. Zanesville is home to a growing Artist Colony with studios open to the public. Enjoy a tasting at our local wineries and tour a brewery. There are too many shopping options to count! ATTRACTIONS ADENA MANSION AND GARDENS 800-319-7248 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit the imposing hilltop home of early Ohio statesman Thomas Worthington, designed by America's first architect, Benjamin Latrobe. Explore the gardens, grounds and outbuildings and tour the Education and Visitor Center where you can learn more about Worthington and Adena. BIG BOTTOM MEMORIAL PARK 800-860-0143 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit the site of a 1791 attack on settlers by American Indians that marked the start of four years of warfare in Ohio. See a monu- ment marking the site, which earned its name from the large floodplain on which it is located. BUCKEYE FURNACE 800-860-0144 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit Buckeye Furnace and learn how iron- making complexes much like this one scat- tered across rural southern Ohio in the 19th century helped win the Civil War. See the original blast furnace, reconstructed fur- nace buildings, museum and nature trails. CAMPUS MARTIUS MUSEUM 800-860-0145 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Explore the museum and learn about Campus Martius, a civilian stockade built in 1788 as the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory. See the 1788 Ohio Company Land Office and the Rufus Putnam House, once part of the Campus Martius stockade. CUSTER MONUMENT 866-473-0417 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit the site of George Armstrong Custer's birthplace and see the monument to the young soldier whose "Last Stand" made him a household name. LEO PETROGLYPHS AND NATURE PRESERVE 800-860-0144 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org See ancient American Indian carvings in sand- stone on the edge of a beautiful ravine—out- standing examples of American Indian rock art thought to date between A.D. 1000 and 1550. NATIONAL ROAD AND ZANE GREY MUSEUM 800-752-2602 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Learn about U.S. 40, the old National Road that came to be called "the Main Street of America," explore the adventure novels and Westerns of Zanesville author Zane Grey, and see examples of the art pottery for which this region of Ohio was famous in the 20th century. OHIO RIVER MUSEUM 800-860-0145 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Explore the story of the Ohio River and step aboard the W.P. Snyder Jr., the nation's last intact steam-powered, stern-wheeled towboat. OUR HOUSE TAVERN 800-752-2618 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Tour a restored Federal-style tavern built in 1819 that hosted the Marquis de Lafayette when he visited French-founded Gallipolis during his tour of the United States in 1825. QUAKER YEARLY MEETING HOUSE 800-752-2631 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Tour the first Quaker yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies. Built in 1814, it was the center of a community important in the antislavery movement. It was used regularly until 1909. U.S. GRANT BIRTHPLACE 800-283-8932 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit President Ulysses S. Grant's birthplace in Point Pleasant and learn how the Civil War hero has been honored. WAHKEENA NATURE PRESERVE 800-297-1883 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Find a nature center, hiking trails, stone out- croppings, an abundance of plants, native orchids and more than 100 species of birds at this 150-acre preserve that lives up to its name, meaning "most beautiful." LODGING GARLAND HOTEL 855-462-9255 Contact: Melissa Henderson melissah@garlandhotelnc.com SALT FORK LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER 877-496-9224 ext. 107 saltforkstateparklodge.com Contact: Kim Cira kcira@xanterra.com Just minutes from Cambridge and the I-70/77 intersection lies Salt Fork, the crown jewel of Ohio's largest state park. Choose from a wide variety of guest rooms (all with patios or balconies) before enjoy- ing indoor and outdoor pools, boating and fishing, hiking, full-service dining, tennis and shuffleboard, and more.

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